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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 10 people are interested

Home Set Up Assistance

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United Mission for Relief and Development

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 10 people are interested

Description: Given the tragic events that occurred in Afghanistan this summer, hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children were forced to flee their homes, adding to the already 82.4 million people forcibly displaced worldwide. With the United States, and specifically, the DMV area, expected to receive thousands of new arrivals in the coming weeks and months, UMR wanted to be at the forefront of assistance to welcome newcomers to the area with warmth and hospitality!

We will be partnering with a local nonprofit that directly assists the beneficiaries: Homes Not Borders, an organization whose mission is to provide the refugee, Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) and asylum-seeking population of the D.C. area with what they need to thrive and feel at home in the United States

Volunteers will be asked to assist with various components of home set ups for new arrivals, including but not limited to the many newly resettled Afghans, under the various classifications for US entrants. Some of the assistance we will be asking for includes, but is not limited to:

  • Moving in furniture and household items
  • Picking up and transporting furniture
  • Assembling furniture
  • Assembling and making beds
  • Setting up various rooms such as the kitchen, living room, dining room, etc.
  • Organizing warehouse in-kind donations and household items

Dates & Locations: We fully expect to continue to provide these group volunteer opportunities on an ongoing basis for months, possibly years to come. If you are interested, please sign up through our general sign up form for this opportunity so we can reach out to you regarding specific group volunteer dates that we have arranged.

We have our regularly occurring group volunteer date on the 4th and 5th Saturday of every month. We also hope to be able to sign up our group for some weekday set ups as well.

Most of our home set ups and assistance will occur in the Landover, MD and Riverdale, MD areas. That being said, assistance is needed all around the DMV so our opportunities will not be limited to Maryland. Unfortunately, we cannot provide transportation to the volunteer sites.

# of Volunteers Requesting Per Session: For each of our group volunteer sessions, we will be looking to bring 6 - 12 volunteers depending on the tasks we will be assisting with that day.

The specific tasks we will be assisting with as well as the exact number of volunteers needed per session will be communicated to volunteers who have expressed interest in this opportunity. A private sign up form will be included in those communications for specific group volunteer sessions.

Sign Up: To get involved with this volunteer opportunity and receive updates about future sessions, please submit the general sign up form for this opportunity. There are no strict requirements for this opportunity which is open to all ages and includes tasks that do not require heavy lifting. The only things we ask of volunteers other than physical attendance are enthusiasm, smiles, and a positive attitude!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will ask that all volunteers attending be fully vaccinated, and regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask during the event unless outdoors or eating/drinking.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our Volunteer Management Coordinator.

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About United Mission for Relief and Development


1990 K Street NW, Suite 425, Washington, DC 20006, US

Mission Statement

At the United Mission for Relief and Development (UMR), we seek to provide disaster relief, recovery services, and humanitarian aid to underserved and marginalized populations all around the world. But what separates us from other relief organizations is the importance we place on making sure the aid we supply leads to the development of sustainable, resilient communities. By cooperating with local partners and NGOs on the ground, designing robust projects that take into account the long-term needs of societies, implementing innovative solutions that involve entire populations, and respecting the dignity of our beneficiaries, we provide them with the support they need to develop lasting and impactful change for the better.


United Mission for Relief and Development (UMR) is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC. We are one of the fastest growing NGO’s in the country, with a focus on building humanitarian coalitions to tackle developmental needs. We work to help underserved and marginalized communities build their capacity toward resilience and aspire to become the organization of choice for improving lives worldwide.

In 2019, UMR led 54 projects in 15 different countries by issuing over $3 million dollars in expenditures across our various projects. But we are even prouder of the impact of our work, serving roughly 700,000 direct beneficiaries and around 7 million indirect beneficiaries! Our projects breakdown across four programmatic sectors:

  • Poverty Reduction (including food security, child protection, and our seasonal programs)
  • Education and Training
  • Health, both physical and mental
  • Water Scarcity

Disaster Relief
Homeless & Housing
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


3610 East StreetLandover, MD 20785



  • Interior Design
  • Renovation
  • Landscaping
  • Interior / Exterior Design
  • Home Repair
  • Cross-cultural Communication


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • 4-5 hours
  • Need to be able to transport self to volunteer site. Transportation is not provided.

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